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Brian Copeland Helps People Fight The Blues In His One-Man Show

Marcus L. Jackson
Brian Copeland

The pandemic has taken a toll on many people’s mental health. Brian Copeland wants to help those dealing with depression. His one-man show "The Waiting Period" he shares his personal story about contemplating suicide.

"I say a prayer before I go out and perform it every time. God just let me save one."

Brian's show is free to stream live through The Marsh on various Sundays now through November, including this Sunday at 5 p.m.

Click the play button above to listen to the interview.

This interview was mixed by James Rowlands.

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Jeneé Darden is an award-winning journalist, author, public speaker and proud Oakland native. She is the executive producer and host of the weekly arts segment Sights & Sounds as well as the series Sights + Sounds Magazine. Jeneé also covers East Oakland for KALW. Jeneé has reported for NPR, Marketplace, KQED, KPCC, The Los Angeles Times, Ebony magazine, Refinery29 and other outlets. In 2005, she reported on the London transit bombings for Time magazine. Prior to coming to KALW, she hosted the podcast Mental Health and Wellness Radio.